Corno Grande

Local nameCorno Grande - Vetta Occidentale
LocationIsola del Gran Sasso d'Italia, Italy

Corno Grande is the highest point in the Apennine Mountains, situated in Abruzzo, central Italy. Part of the Gran Sasso massif, it is the highest peak of the Italian Peninsula at 2,912 metres. It is the highest peak in mainland Italy outside of the Alps, and the second highest in the entire country outside the Alps, after Mount Etna in Sicily. It has extreme altitude drop on the north side, though its south side is less elevated than the adjacent Campo Imperatore plateau.

The northern corrie of Corno Grande holds one of the southernmost glaciers in Europe, the Calderone glacier. The first recorded ascent of Corno Grande was made in 1573 by the Bolognese captain Francesco De Marchi alongside Francesco Di Domenico. The usual route of ascent is via the western ridge, although a number of other routes exist, including one that ascends the southern face.

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Address 64047, Italy

Coordinates 42°28'9.689" N 13°33'56.322" E

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